After taking a short break from winning his 2nd Australian Open title last month, Rafael Nadal ready to go back to sightseeing at Abierto Mexicano De Tennisstarting next week.
With his third title of the year, Nadal arrived at the training ground in Acapulco as he prepared to play his first match since the historic Australian Open victory. The official Mexican Open Twitter handle posted a video of Nadal in some intense protests as he prepares to play the tournament’s first game next week.
Rafael Nadal started the season with uncertainty about his match fitness. The Spaniard had surgery to treat a lingering foot injury last year and as a result he had to skip Wimbledon and the US Open and finish the year in 6th place in the rankings. his lowest year-end since 2016 when he was 9th. . 2016 was a rough year for Mallorcan as he was sidelined with a wrist injury, but took a significant step forward the following year after winning two Majors and finishing the year at the top of the leaderboard.
He is also looking to follow a similar trajectory this year. The former world No. 1 started his new year with a title at the ATP Melbourne Summer Set 1 and then won his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal aims for 3rd consecutive title of the year
With his win in the Australian Open final, Nadal is currently on a 10-match unbeaten streak and will look to extend his winning streak at the ATP 500 in Acapulco. But it’s been a tough road to the title for the Spaniard, with Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev are also competing for the title.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion has won the title three times, with his latest win being Year 2020 when he beat Taylor Fritz in the final. After skipping last year’s tournament due to injury, Nadal will look to add a fourth title in his tally in Acapulco next week.
https://firstsportz.com/tennis-watch-rafael-nadal-back-on-practice-courts-at-acapulco-as-he-eyes-is-3rd-title-of-the-year/ Rafael Nadal returns to training ground in Acapulco as Spaniard eyes 3rd title of the year »FirstSportz